CAIRNS MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

The Cairns Historical Society has a range of local story publications, research and thematic papers for sale. We have also produced a CD of our first 550 local history bulletins, in a word searchable PDF format. Many researchers have found this an invaluable research tool.

View each title below to find out content and pricing. Up to 2 items can be purchased for a single postage charge. We are happy to respond to any queries and the Society will package and post items on receipt of payment.

A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT
DENISE RAPKINS

A well-researched account of the financing and building of the tramway that made the development of land south of Cairns possible.

To this day the only privately financed railway sold to a Government authority for a profit!

$15.00 + postage
 

CAIRNS HISTORICAL SOCIETY BULLETINS 1-550
MULTIPLE AUTHORS

The first 550 monthly Bulletins of the Cairns Historical Society. Word searchable.

SALE! $14.00 + postage (was $25.00)

CAIRNS RANGE RAILWAY 1886 - 1891
ALAN BROUGHTON

A well-researched account of the building of the Cairns to Herberton Railway, now known as the Cairns – Kuranda Railway.
Features maps and the Society’s extensive collection of the railway construction photographs.

$15.00 + postage
 

ESTABLISHMENT TRINITY BAY
AUTHOR

Accounts of the early settlement of Cairns, compiled by CHS members.

$25.00 + postage 

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
NORTHERN ANZACS
HOW THE FIRST WORLD WAR SHAPED FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Northern Anzacs traces the men and women from Far North Queensland who served in the Great War, as well as exploring the impacts of the war on families and communities from across the region.
A 2018 publication.

$35.00 + postage